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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    No, they do not have such power constitutionally. However, traditionally quite a lot of constitutional overreach centers around the patent office. The SCOTUS has effectively killed the framer's greatest gift to our country - the Public Domain.
    Very true... Copyright forever, less a day.


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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I am sure there is a list, but I think they go after the richest first to set a precedent.
    That's a good theory and it's probably accurate.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    They say that they don't mind those. The Redskins is a problem because it focuses on the skin color; or so they say. They compare it to a team being called the Boston Whiteskins, or the Seattle Yellowskins, or the San Antonio Brownskins, or the Atlanta Blackskins. The problem with that comparison, is that those terms were never historically used to describe a people. And, there are historical records where Native Americans called themselves redskin in the past. It's just political correctness gone too far.

    No matter what you do, someone will be pissed; in whatever you do, regardless of the topic.
    When the Texas Oilers moved to Tennessee some people suggested the Tennessee Coons since coons are ferocious, adaptive and native to Tennessee. They couldn't use the name Oilers because it wasn't relevant to Tennessee. They chose the name Titan instead. How is a Titan related to Tennessee?

    The Tennessee Coons would have been a relevant name but I can see how it would have been construed as offensive by some people. (At least 5 people.)

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Government run amok and forcing decisions where they have no business doing so. Find the moron who signed off on this and rake him or her over the coals. I can't understand why people don't trust the government...
    I can almost guarantee this kind of **** comes from the administration. Obama asking his staff, "What else can we do to get this done?"

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    How many people are offended by any number of college sports team names?
    That's easy. The answer is 4 or less. It requires 5 to be considered a general consensus.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    The Fighting Irish offends me. Notre Dame, you're in the crosshairs.
    The Fighting Irish was their second choice. Their first choice was the Drunken Irishman. That name was rejected by the patent office.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    The Fighting Irish offends me. Notre Dame, you're in the crosshairs.
    Exactly, it offends because the mascot and drawings infer the Irish are overtly violent and subsequently law breakers. As well the logo depicts a balding male, which makes balding men feel violent and insecure about themselves, therefore apt to more violence. Yep. Reject their patent logo and TM of anything to do with that icon, be it graphical or written word.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Dear doG, no. Bite your tongue!

    Giants fan, lifelong and rabid.

    I like the guy just not his team.
    I can see why you'd like the guy. He has made your life much easier.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I can almost guarantee this kind of **** comes from the administration. Obama asking his staff, "What else can we do to get this done?"
    There is no doubt about that.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    When the Texas Oilers moved to Tennessee some people suggested the Tennessee Coons since coons are ferocious, adaptive and native to Tennessee. They couldn't use the name Oilers because it wasn't relevant to Tennessee. They chose the name Titan instead. How is a Titan related to Tennessee?

    The Tennessee Coons would have been a relevant name but I can see how it would have been construed as offensive by some people. (At least 5 people.)
    Guess we have to get rid of any reference to Daniel Boone; Coon skin cap and all. The Tennessee Hillbillies would have worked - I don't think anyone that has a voice in any of the politically offendable certified groups would have objected to that one? But who knows nowadays? Anythings possible.

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